Minnesota Public Radio features by Cody Nelson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31260 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:46:08 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Cody Nelson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Minnesota immigrant advocates take their message to Washington The group organizing the trip, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles (Assembly for Civil Rights), will make a stop at a detention center in the nation's capitol. They hope to bring attention to recent decisions by Hennepin and Ramsey counties to stop complying with federal detainer requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/16/minnesota-immigrant-advocates-take-their-message-to-washington?refid=0 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:29:46 -0500 Northstar commuter bus to expand, adjust fares Changes to the bus route's fare structures are to help bring them in line with Metro Transit's fees so riders will eventually be able to ride both the bus and the train with one payment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/01/northstar-commuter-bus-to-expand-adjust-fares?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:25:41 -0500 Marsh Lake restoration project poised for federal funds Construction of a dam on the Minnesota River near where it intersects with the Pomme de Terre created the 4,500-acre Marsh Lake in the 1930s. Now, it faces high turbidity, among other issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/23/marsh-lake-restoration-project-poised-for-federal-funds?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2014 17:49:41 -0500 Two St. Paul residents charged with sex trafficking A St. Paul man and woman have been charged with felony sex trafficking for forcing a 15-year-old girl to work as a prostitute. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/12/news/saint-paul-sex-trafficking?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:44:37 -0600 Lakeville school honors teen killed in crash Lakeville North High School started classes Thursday with a moment of silence to honor a classmate who died Wednesday when her car slid into an oncoming SUV. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/05/news/lakeville-high-honors-teen-killed-in-crash?refid=0 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:31 -0600 Capri Theater could get multi-million dollar boost with land purchase The last of what used to be 13 movie houses in north Minneapolis may soon undergo a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/20/arts/capri-theater?refid=0 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:00:00 -0600 Library services used by homeless get more resources, funds The downtown Minneapolis Central Library sees up to 400 homeless visitors on any given day and word is spreading that the library has services that can help those who need it. Now, those programs are getting a financial boost. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/16/library-services-used-by-homeless-get-more-resources-funds?refid=0 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Remains identified of Mpls. woman missing since 1993 The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the remains of a Minneapolis woman who disappeared 20 years ago, opening up the investigation in a decades-old homicide case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/08/news/remains-identified?refid=0 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:21:35 -0600 National duathlon championships coming to St. Paul Organizers from USA Triathlon expect the event to bring as many as 1,200 athletes to the city for the July 19 race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/03/sports/national-duathlon-championships-coming-to-st-paul?refid=0 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:43:30 -0600 For fringe candidates, it's about the principle Most candidates on the periphery of the Minneapolis mayoral race don't think they'll actually become the next mayor. But for some with more serious platforms, it's about bringing attention to an issue. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/?p=2566?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:01:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Stephanie Woodruff Minneapolis mayoral candidate Stephanie Woodruff has seen both sides of the economic divide. She has been a high-level corporate executive and a victim of the foreclosure crisis. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/?p=2405?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Cam Winton With 35 candidates on the ballot, there has been no shortage of press conferences in the Minneapolis mayor's race. But none compares to Cam Winton's. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/?p=2404?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Don Samuels Don Samuels might have been a Jamaican gospel music star. Instead, his improbable path led him to the Minneapolis mayor's race. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/?p=2402?refid=0 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Betsy Hodges Betsy Hodges enjoys balancing the billion-dollar Minneapolis city budget. And as chair of the City Council's Ways and Means/Budget Committee for the past four years, she's had plenty of practice. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/?p=2401?refid=0 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Dan Cohen It's been more than 40 years since Dan Cohen held elected office, but he's one of the eight leading candidates to replace outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/10/minneapolis-mayoral-candidate-bio-dan-cohen/?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Jackie Cherryhomes Cherryhomes' political career began in 1989 when she unseated the only African-American member of the Minneapolis City Council, Van White. Cherryhomes, who is white, would represent the most diverse ward in the city for the next 12 years. Since 2001, she has worked as a consultant and lobbyist. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/10/minneapolis-mayoral-candidate-bio-jackie-cherryhomes/?refid=0 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:11:47 -0500 Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Mark Andrew Fourteen years after Mark Andrew resigned from the Hennepin County Board, he's making a bid to return to elected office. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/10/mayoral-candidate-bio-mark-andrew/?refid=0 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:56:38 -0500 Injuries among fears pushing some Minnesota kids away from football Football is king in Eden Prairie, and many boys hope to someday play for the town's famed high school team, which has won two straight state championships -- and eight since the mid-1990s. But Eden Prairie coaches are concerned the high school team may not have such a rich pool of players to choose from in the near future. http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/10/injury-fear-pushing-many-minnesota-kids-away-from-football/?refid=0 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:56:37 -0500 New security measures, traffic patterns at the Twin Cities marathon Drivers will find a change in the traffic pattern this year. And marathon organizers will implement a new security measure in response to last spring's Boston marathon bombings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/05/twin-cities-marathon-changes?refid=0 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:59:25 -0500 Rehabbed raptors to be freed today The Raptor Center treats around 800 injured birds each year to get them strong enough to migrate and catch their own food again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/28/rehabbed-raptors-to-be-freed-today?refid=0 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:18:09 -0500 Police push nabs over 1,500 drunk drivers Police from 344 agencies around the state increased DWI enforcement in late summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/13/dwi-enforcement?refid=0 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:14:17 -0500 Two arrested in alleged store manager kidnapping Medina police have arrested two suspects in the alleged kidnapping of a 37-year-old man. The man, whom police found unharmed and tied up in his trunk, manages a Verizon Wireless store in Minneapolis. Police say the two male suspects likely intended to steal his keys and rob the store. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/12/medina-police-arrest-two-in-kidnapping?refid=0 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:39:06 -0500